Saturday, April 3, 2010


In between making icing and decorating Easter cookies for the grandkids, I boiled a dozen brown eggs today (none of them cracked-yippee!) and had fun coloring them. I just dye them the old-fashioned way, the way my mom did it--put a little vinegar and food coloring in a cup, add very hot water, and then add the egg and leave in it the water for a short time or a long time, your choice. I use tongs to take the egg out, as they leave no imprints, (hubby's idea!) because my fingers usually have food coloring on them! Dyeing brown eggs yields such rich, vibrant colors. Aren't they pretty? Next year, I think I'll do both brown and white, and have even more variety!


Lynn Stevens said...

I was just saying to my DH tonight I wish I would have colored some eggs. Missed it this year and no excuses because we have chickens! sheesh!
yours are so lovely.
Happy Egg Salad Week!

Debby said...

Love the colors! Happy Easter!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

the color you achieved here IS great, love 'em!
Have a blessed Easter:)

Julie Pishny said...

I love the color of the eggs using brown eggs...beautiful, thank you for sharing. Happy Easter, my friend. Hugs - Julie

Kaleena J. said...

I love those pretty colors! Unfortunately I didn't dye Easter eggs this year.

Hope you had a great Easter weekend!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I love these colors! So much richer than the dyed white eggs. (Filing away the idea for next year. :)

Lydia said...

I love the colors on these eggs.!